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N v wm I than U - - r a fllldl iVilf H olic C. A. Mooney F rr - - .. f and Roman Catholic John J; Babka to: Congress from the 20th and 21st Ohio Congressional districts : .T work and real Americanism is needed in the Congress of the next two years. . i i I i 111 . - h v iiJi ILiU Aurora BteMurf Oct. 26, 1918 t v 1? -i v-.s . . j y-j-A t iV IU l - Pas AVI VJ Xi ;VVvv L1! By BILLY PARKER ' ' ' '. tl FEEL as if I owe you a partial; report of my stewardship. t On January 26, of this year, I became secretary-treasurer of the Free Press Defense League, and few people will ever know how near The Menace had approached the point of danger when the offices of the League were moved to Aurora and the present officers elected to take charge of the work. The first few weeks were very dark. Judge Nations, Marvin Brown and myself, after long hours of consultation, agreed to cut our own sal aries about forty percent; we also agreed to throw off our coats, roll up our sleeves and, with our jaws 'set, we swore that The Menace must live. We cut out every expense possible, and at the end of .eight months we had reduced our indebtedness $23,000, which leaves us with forty thousand dollars still to meet. . The Menace can live, but only by your assistance! You ask, couldn't we carry a mortgage? My answer is, yes, but every burden you have us carry is affecting our efficiency. We don't want any trench work, we1 want an open field and a fair fight. We have taken the measure of our! enemy, and the Hun never could equal the political machine of Rome in meanness. But while we want a fair fight, if Rome takes to the trenches, we will sure follow her, and my principal reason in-asking you to take this mort gage off our 'shoulders is to leave us free for the fight that we see coming with Rome. Romanism is certainly intrenching herself just how, taking advantage of the great war situation to accumulate an enormous fund that will be used on you if you are not prepared. If The Menace should die, Rome would have a clear field and free hand, and God be merciful to every true American who would not bow his knee to the pope. It is to prevent those dark days from returning again, when Rome burned at the stake, and tore limb from limb, that I come to you and ask you to clear this debt, and I will guarantee that the Free Press Defense League will start, the greatest fight of its life, and that fight will be to keep the pope out of the peace conference. . .," My reasons for taking up this fight are these: Great Britain, France and Russia, agreed with Italy before she would enter the war, that they would not allow the pope a seat in the peace conference, but knowing the power of political Rome in America, I see the people must be aroused to that danger. What caused President Wilson to change his mind on the great war chest drive that is coming off? He first gave it out that there would be separate drives for the different organizations. When that announce ment was made, the War Council o,f the Catholic church protested and held several meetings; what threats were made I don't know, but Presi dent Wilson changed his mind. ' Can that same power make him try to change the treaty of Great Britain, France and Russia, and allow the pope a seat at the peace con ference? If it is possible you can rest assured that power will be used. We want to arouse the people of this great nation to stand behind President Wilson and let him know that eighty-five million people will not stand by and allow any denomination to browbeat or bulldoze its way into power. Another reason is that the Roman Catholic church has never had any flove for the republican form of government, she never loved Great Britain for the overthrow of her poetical machine, she has no use for France for expelling the Jesuits, and her hatred of Italy has deepened since the days of Garibaldi, and if the pope should sit at the peace table, you can rest assured that he will be coached by tricksters and Jesuits for, no other purpose than to create dissension among the great powers of democracy, and try to continue war among the Protestant nations. During the days of reconstruction after the war we a3 going to need a mouthpiece of the righteous forces of this country. While the secular press of the nation may be watching the Hun, The Menace must be on deck to keep its eye on the Hun of Rome. Friends, you may not believe me, and all I ask you to do is investigate for yourself whether or not the Roman Catholics are the leading politicians of your city. Look around and see if Roman Catholics don't run your police forces and fire depart ments; they have got you by the throat, and unless something is' done before long the black day ol terror is coming to this country, and when it strikes there will be no one to blame except those who shirk their duty now. . Great things are going to happen in the next few years, this old world of ours is, either going back into the dark days of oppression and bloodshed or it is going forward into the bright sunshine of freedom. and which way it goes depends on you and I. What we sow today we will surely reap tomorrow. That is why I come to you my friends. I would go down into the ditch and dig for a living before I would beg a cent for myself, but for the great cause that , you and I love so much, I 'come to you with open hands. I beg ' of you to save the cause, save r yourself . and save humanity! Use the blank herewith and make your contribution just as large as you can. , QUARANTINE .. Owing to the . quarantine. : or rather suspension of public gath eringg throughout v the country. Dr. Walker's trip has been post poned until the epidemic of : in fluenza has been sufficiently checked to encourage the lifting of the quarantine. ' Organizations with dates for Dr. Walker's appearance will hear from the League when it becomes advisable to make new dates. Hi I 1 - Until Rome consents to meet -us in open and fair discussion on the ten points submitted by Judge Nations, not a Roman Catholic in America should receive a single non-Catholic vote for any office. .- The same is true of those spineless politicians who are not papists but who cater to Rome. We oppose papal politicians because as a class they must adhere to the teachings of thoir church and that church is not -working , for things that we want to see happen. PULL THE TUSHES OF THE TAMMANY TIGER New York's Clean Government Forces Plead forthp Defeat of Jesuitical Corruption Many people labor under the im pression that the .democratic candi date for governor of New York state is a Protestants He is a rank Ro manist, has a Romanist wife, was married in St. James Roman Cath olic church and sends his children to the Jesuit parochial school connected with St. James church on the lower East side of New York. In a recent interview with a re porter of a leading New York paper, his wife stated among other import ant matters, that whenever her hus band was sojourning at . Good Grounds, L. 1., he always telephoned her on political prospects and news which she was happy to hear. Now Good Grounds is well-noted an the summer seat of government of Tammany Hall. The "chief," Chas. F. Murphy, of Tammany Hall fame, is the pontiff, r As an ex-bartender and self-made man (?) he enjoys his hard-earned summer vacations at Good Grounds, L. I. Fishing is his favorite sport anihat catching "suck ers" he is very adept. During the interim and after the "suckers" have returned to Manhattan or one of the other boroughs of New York and in E Fling a Challenge in the Teeth of Rcnie That Should Give F2en-Catho!ic ;k with dome itegaru to tniciency insteaa or seeing how Many Prists Thav Can Feed At The Pub lie Crib. ;neveland, AkTon, Canton, Youngj town, Sandusky, Mansfield, Elyrla, Lorain, Wooster, Shelby, East Liver pool, Massillon, Wellsville, Salem, Warren, Niles, Barberton, Medina, Painesville, Ravenna, Hudson, Alli ance, Ashtabula, Ashland, Norwalk, Wellington, and manv.smalle towns go to make up the Roman Catholic population of the Cleveland diocese. Seventeen counties in Northeastern Ohio, 9,034 square miles, constitute the diocese that politicians have ig norantly allowed Romans to lead them to believe was in the city of Cleveland proper. As soon as Kennedy's Official Ro man Catholic Directory is off the press each year the Cleveland press bureau that keeps ' the newspapers fed-up on Roman Catholic dope has tens over to the' newspaper offices with the official figures. It is said that even the newspaper editors on Cleveland papers think their figures for the Cleveland diocese are the fig ures for the city of Cleveland and they are published, with the result that readers get the inference that Cleveland's population is half or more Roman Catholic, where, as a matter of fact, the total population of the diocese purely equals half of Cleve land's population. So artfully has the actual population of the Cleve land diocese been kept from the peo ple that not one in 10,000 actually knows the true status of affairs. Very few, except religious workers, know the real facts, second only to New York City in point of cosmo politan population Cleveland is not a Roman Catholic city. With an Ital ian population said to be 75,000, bare ly 20,000 are Roman Catholics. Many are members of the Masons, K. of P.'s, Odd Fellows and other Prot. estant fraternal orders. In fact ona very large Odd Fellows' lodge ia composed entirely of Italians. . With the second largest Bohemian population of any city in the United States (Chicago is first), only one third can be counted as members of .the church of Rome. A large per centage are Protestants and a larger percentage are tree thinkers, una hundred free-thought societies flour- the nocturnal quietude of far off i8n amongst Bohemians in Cleveland. 1 Y-l I U J- 1 L I. i.M r... , . . , . THAT THE MENACE MAY LIVE The Free Press Defense League, Aurora, Mo. Gentlemen: I realize that it would be nothing shorf of a calamity if The Menace should be lost to -the patriotic move ment of this nation. I have read your appeal and am going to do my part to clear the paper of indebtedness and give it to the liberty-loving people of the nation free of debt and all incum brance whatsoever, with the understanding that my donation, as well as all others sent on this appeal, be applied on the debt and none of ft used for any other purpose, with this under standing I hereby donate $ .....and ask that you place my name among the list of immortals and send me a receipt for the amount above. . Signed. Address. City State Lone Island he is busy .hatching up Jesuitical troubles "for the people- of the city and state of. New York. Those conversant with Tammany i rule, or ruin policies know that only Romanists or pro-Romanists, includ ing Jews, are tolerated or recognized by the "chief." I have been a long resident of New York, familiar with, its methods of warfare, persecutions and intolerance and know whereof I speak or write. Only when we have had political dealings with this Jes uitical trained organization of cor ruptionists and criminally inclined, does one fully realize the power of this oligarchy in the political, life of our democratic form of government. Men and women capable of using their God-given faculties know that Rome and its Jesuit agents in this country are conniving night and day to force its diabolical system of gov ernment upon our people and noth ing is too low and abominable that they will not use it in their mad effort to gain power over our gov ernment. Tammany Hall is only one example or rather one link of this stupendous endless chain of auto cratie government within our midst. Harry C. Walker, Vhe ! candidate for lieutenant-governor on -the dem ocratic ticket, is the supposed-to-be mayor of this city, Einghamton. Since his election s such the "Kacees" have certainly fared very well, going so far as to capture with other good "plums" an appointment on the board of education for. a worthy "Kacee." Dr. John T.- Ivory. And this, in spite of the fact, that prior to the mayor's election, Harry C. Walker, of his own free will, as we then believed conscientiously stated and gave a committee of citi zens to understand that under no conditions or considerations would he, if elected mayor, appoint a Ro man Catholic on the board of educa tion, giving us his .-candid opinion that the. cause of friction between the then mayor and the board of ed ucation was- owing to the presence of a Koman catholic on the board. The committee did not ask for or de mand any promise from ,tha candi date in the premises, but upon ques tioning him as. to his attitude upon this vital question bearing upon the city s educational system, he volun tarily did promise to use caution and not appoint a Koman Catholic to suc ceed a Roman Catholic on the board and plainly and forcibly stated his reasons to bacK his convictions. As the committee of citizens did not be lieve in having on the board of edu cation of this city an enemy of out public school system, nor in employ ing ' teachers in our public ; schools With a Slavish population close to 100,000 barely one-half lean toward the teaching of Rome as enforced by the cruel Hapsburgs of Austro-Hun-gary. The free air of America has caused them to turn a deaf ear to Rome's graft in this land of liberty. Cleveland s 55,000 Hungarians have large and flourishing Protestant congregations, and thousands, of oth- ers adhere to no church; yet Home claims them all for political purposes as shn does the Bohemians, Italians and Slavish. ' Rome's real Ftickers in Cleveland are the Poles and Irish; the Poles, of course, being the most densely ig norant of all emigrant classes that used to pour into Cleveland at the i rate 'of 30,000 .per year, are easily segregated in the Little Polands in the Broadway and St. Clair Avenue districts. ' Here in the shadow of the church spires they live, (with the help of the army of Polish priests) 49 near to the customs of the old country as possible: , little or no Americanism creeps into the colony, yet Rome counts them high for po litical purposes. So when it is all boiled down and the real truth comes to light Rome wields the club over county and city office seekers, and the club after all is a handful of aliens (mostly en emy) and tho dyed in the wool Irish. They demand and get the appointive jobs in county ' and ' city, while Cleveland s Protestants vow these men into office. 1 So bad has the situation become around election time and immediately following that Protestant candidates are ' actually driven to desperation with Rome's clamor for appointments, with the ever ready, club of Cleve land being a Roman Catholic city, which it is not. Cleveland and Cuyahoga county have suffered immeasurably from the poor work in its public offices due to the Pat and Mike class of - ap pointees who fall down on the job. So intolerable has the pressure been in the past that candidates shrink when they think of the appointees that are forced upon them realizing that they cannot render the service that the city and county deserve. It is the voters' duty to select the strongest non-Catholic candidates listed herewith and by defeating the papists show them that Rome will not longer be permitted to work the rabbit's foot on men placed in charge of the political destiny of Cuyahoga county. ELECTION NOVEMBER 5, 1918. .. County Prosecutor A. E. Bern stein, republican, Jewish; Samuel Doerfler, democrat, Jewish, ' Auditor-Fred C Becker, republl can, Protestant; John A. Zangerlc, democrat, Protestant. .Treasurer George E. Meyers, re publican, Protestant; John J. Boyle, democrat, Catholic . Clerk George Wallace,, republi can, Protestant; Edmund B. Haserot, democrat, Protestant Surveyor Frank R. Lander, re publican, Protestant ; W. A. Stinch comb, democrat, Protestant. Sheriff Charles B. Stannard. re publican, Protestant; Edw. J. Han ratty, democrat," Catholic. Coroner A. P.-Hammond, repub lican, Protestant; Patrick J. Byrne, democrat, Catholic. Recorder Henry Schleman, repub lican, Protestant; Hosea Paul, demo crat, Protestant. Commissioner Alva R. Dittrlck, Fred Kohler, John A. MacDonald, republicans and Protestants; Joseph Menning, democrat, Protestant; Frank T. Andrews." democrat. CathoIIef James T. Kelly,, democrat Catholic. ' Congress, 20th district Jerry R. - Zmunt, republican, Protestant; Chas. A. Mooney, democrat, Catholic VmnHAn An1lf1in.. PMlaafnnf Congress, 21st district Henry I Vail, republican, Protestant: John J. Rflhka. democrat. f,atholii State senator Jos. N. Ackerman. republican, Jewish; William Agnew, democrat, Protestant; H. E. Edwards, i republican, Protestant; Thos N. Nor- J ris, democrat, Protestant; Joseph J. Howe, republican. Protestant: E. A. Wagner, democrat; Sara S. Williams, republican, Protestant; Howell Wright, democrat, Protestant. State representative- A. E. Adams, republican, Protestant; Jos. S. Back owski, democrat, Catholic: Jos. C. Bloch. republican, Jewish: Norman R. Bliss, democrat, Protestant;" Charles Brenner, republican, Prot estant; Tom R, Brannon, demo crat, Catholic; H. M. Calvert, republican, Protestant; Frank Dele hanty, democrat, Catholic; Walter C. Cole, republican, Protestant; George TV CI rente Atwrv f fotlttliM A C Cooley, republican, Protestant; E. J. Hopple, democrat, Protestant; Harry E. Davis, republican, Protestant j John J. Kilbane, democrat. Catholic; John G. Fischer, republican, Protes tant; Jos. Lustig, democrat, Jewish; R. S. Force, republican, Protestant; Geo 5?. Mevers. democrat. Protes tant; G. E. Morgan, republican, Prot estant ; Tom Reynolds, democrat, Catholic; George A. Reynolds, repub lican,- Protestant; John C Smith, democrat, Catholic; Albert W. Snow, republican, Protestant; Jas. A. Rey- Yodcr, republican, Protestant; M. J. ' Walsh, democrat, Catholic. Appellate Court, 6 years WHUi Vickery, republican, Protestant J Chas. II. Stahl. . . . Appellate Court, 4 years C. G. Washburn, republican, Protestant; Albert Lawrence, democrat, Catholic. Appellate Court, 2 years Geo. C, Hansen, republican, Protestant; estant., . , , ... Common Pleas Court, Jan.-1st Ca'ry R. Alburn, republican, Protes tant; George E. Baer, democrat;, Protestant; Samuel E. Kramer, re publican, Jewish; Frank B. Gott, democrat, Protestant; Frank C. Phillips, republican, Protestant; A. J. Pearson, democrat, Protestant; Wm. B. Woods, republican, Protes tant ; Frank E. Stevens, democrat, Protestant- - Common Pleas Court F. P. wal ther, republican, Protestant; Dan P. Cull, democrat, Catholic, K. of C; D, M. Bader, republican, Protestant. Juvenile ' Courtr-Gco. SAddams, democrat, Protestant Probate Court Alexander ' Had- Af-n. rpmihlirnn. PrntpRtant j ) i i'i i. n "i i ,i i ji .iu ii i -in. ii ri .-iru'ii-i-inrn-i-.-i i'i'i r'i' ' , - who were educated in private , or parochial schools and believing the candidate for mayor on the demo cratic ticket was sincere and a man of honor and his word, the commit tee endorsed his candidacy and he was elected by over 2,J100 majority in a republican stronghold. The repub lican candidate would not commit himBelf personally but referred the committee to his campaign committee- which .the citizens committee refused to recognize for good and obvious reasons. With men of such calibre running for elective offices of the great Em pire state and. a rank Romanist for eovemor. the electorate or tnis staie must surely know just what to ex- ect in the matter or nice, juicy po itical "nlums." Shall Tammany again rule and ruin as in the past? As Rome never changes, likewise Tammany never changes. We ask the electors of this state to closely scan the list of candidates on the democratic ticket from governor down the line. Does it not read like the directory of the city of Cork? Many of our citizens have for years claimed that the democratic party in the East was virtually the "clerical" party. Look at its enroll ments; at it candidates for office-, at its appointments. Could the gen eral of the Jesuits have picked a bet ter leader for its cause than Charles F. Murphy? Do you think that the "chief" would tolerate anyone other than a Romanist or pro-Romanist as fit to become a candidate on the dem ocratic ticket of the Empire state? He is the "BOSS." Is it not to be expected then, that men, subservient to the Roman cause, must first gain the sanction of the "chief" to run for an elective office? Do vou think that the "chief" gives his approval, unless fully satisfied by past performances, to the candidacy of a Protestant or Jew? Walker, by his past performances, has qualified as fit and worthy to serve the cause of the church, thereby paining the approbation of the "chief apd is in . . . i i i . . I TT. ontv Dounrc to continue bo wj ao. ne is a wolf in sheep's clothing. A pro- Romanist if not a Jesuit in the Lpis-. copal church. There are many Jes uits parading as Protestants. Watch em. ., Th Jesuits we know and know how to deal with them, but men of low calibre we learn and know only after sad experiences. Such have lowered themselves to the level of the crafty and intriguing Jesuits.' Be ware of them in the future and deal them their- richly deserved blow whenever occasion offers. Remem ber the names of Smith and Walker on election day. Vote for their op ponents and thereby keep unblem ished the fair name of the Empire state. Save, the American public school system of this state. Save the school ' system, which has been the bulwark of our nation, from falling into the .clutchas of Tammany Hall and tho power behind the "chief." -Free speech, free press, free schools and one flag. Do not sur render them to the enemy. ST. LOUIS FREE PRESS LEAGUE BALLOT FOB THE NOVEMBER ELECTION The St. Louis council of the Free Press Defense League, of which former Representative William Wahl brfnk is president and J. W. Brightly is secretary, recommends, through its election committee, the following candidates at the Novem ber election as worthy of support, and ' urges Americans to vote for these and no others: " For senator in congress Joseph W. folk, (D.); Selden P. .Spencer, (R.) 1 For state superintendent of public schools Uel V. Lomkin, (D.) ; Samuel Ay Baker, (R.) . For judge of the supreme court Waller W. Graves, (D.) For representative in congress 10th district Harlan E. Read, (D.) ; 12th district L. C, Dyer, (R.) . For state senator 32nd district, Conway Elder, (R.) ; 34th district, Peter Anderson, (R.) For judge of the circuit court 6-year term (vote lor iour oniyj Franklin Miller. (D.) : Richard A. Jones, (D.) ; Frank Landwehr. (R.) ; Moses Hartmann, (R.); Robert W. Ball, (R.), Four-year term Franklin Fer- riss, (R.) Sixty-day-term (Voter for two) A. B. Frey. (R.) ; Walter J. G. Neun, (R.);- . For representative in the legisla ture-! st district. Ed H. Rabenberg, (R.); second district, O. C. Backof, (D.); A. M. Brinkman, (R.); Louis E. Trieselcr. (R.): third district, Charles P. Comer, (R.); Julius A. Razovsky. (R.); Hugh K; Wagner, (R.) ; 4th district, Frank O. Bittner, (R.) ; fifth district, William J. mc Pherson, (R.); sixth district, Julius Anderson, (D.) ; William E. Caul field. (R.); Jones H. Parker, (R.) For judge of thfl court of criminal correction-'-Calvm N. Miller, (R.) ' For judge ot the probate court Charles WT Holtcamp, (R.) For prosecuting attorney Howard Sidener, (R.) For clerk of the circuit court Nat Goldstein, (R.) For clerk of the circuit court for criminal causes Herman Bader, (R.) For clerk of the court of criminal correction Ferd I. G. Knittel, (R.) For license collector Oliver Chapman, (R.) For recorder of deeds-Carles Joy. (R.) For collector of the revenue Ed ward S. Lewis, (D.) Papal Trades With Non- ri.i--i' ait.. ii-U Laino c umce no mers Hosea Paul is recorder of Cuya hoga, Co., Ohio. Paul is a good man; he is a Baptist and at one time was a Sunday school teacher; is a good civil engineer, having worked for several railroads in this capacity. He was elected by Protestant voters. The personnel of his office is made up mostly of bigoted Roman Catholics. It is said that he relies solely upon his chief advisor, who is a Mr. Cowley, chief deputy recorder. This man, Cpwley, is a. strong Ro manist, works heart and soul for priests, bishops, and pope. Mr. Cowley at one time was su perintendent of warrensville farm, but the fact that so many Catholic : prisoners were taking French leave The Cleveland Presn started an investigation which was the direct cause of Mr. Cowley's dis missal, but ne was promised if he kept quiet and Hosea Paul was elected recorder that he would get 1 1 1. - A .4 i 1 1 . 1 CI KUUU tllillK VUb V l, cum lie U1U. Cowley rules the recorder's office with an iron hand. Two very cap able Protestant employes who have had long experience in this work find that their hands are tied year after year by Chief Deputy Cowley. Another fixture in the recorder's office is a Mrs. McGrail, forelady of the copy room, employing between forty-five and fifty - girl stenograph ers, of . which nearly three-fourths are Roman Catholics. Certainly Hosea Paul, a man j of mature years and kindly disposition, owes an explanation to the thousands of Protestant voters of Cleveland.